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Massive Cranes Arrive at PNC

Pusan Newport Co, Ltd. (“PNC”), Korea’s new Mega Hub container terminal, has taken its first delivery of Ship-to-Shore cranes. The vessel from ZPMC located in China arrived on Sunday, carrying the first three of the massive cranes. Pusan Newport has ordered a total of 26 cranes from ZPMC. Nine cranes will arrive prior to the scheduled facility opening for January 2006. The remaining cranes will continue arriving throughout the development of the facility. The cranes are designed with a rail gauge of 42.7 meters which allows ample space for 9 lanes of truck traffic. Past generation cranes have been designed for only 30 meter rail gauge. These new generation cranes are built to eliminate production hampering congestion while operating on large container vessels with multiple cranes. The expanded rail gauge provides improved stability for these large cranes which handle future vessels of 22 containers wide. The cranes have a lifting capacity of 65 LT under the twin lift spreader. Robert Walker, Vice President of Pusan Newport Co., and DPI Terminals, Korea commented: “The arrival of the first cranes in any green-site facility is a milestone event. We are especially proud to be taking possession of these new generation cranes which are built for productivity. This is a demonstration of DPI’s commitment to invest fully in this project and to deliver the highest levels of customer service when operations commence in 2006.”


Port State Control Software: KR to Supply EMSA

The Korean Register (KR) – an IACS member classification society  - is to supply the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) with a new generation “RuleCheck” system. In 2007, KR won a competitive tender to develop and supply the initial RuleCheck system to EMSA. Based on KR’s highly regarded KR-CON system, RuleCheck is a bespoke product that brings together a complete list of the wide ranging rules and procedures required by port state control officers (PSCOs) in


MPI Windfarm Construction Vessels Win Award

MPI Offshore Limited was presented earlier in the year with the Inaugural Offshore Renewables Award at the Annual Offshore Support Journal Awards event MPI Offshore’s new generation of offshore wind turbine installation vessels are expanding the envelope of the renewables industry, taking it into deeper water and harsher environments. With a new generation of offshore windfarms under construction in more remote locations and harsher environments


FarSounder Previews its New Navigation Sonars

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FarSounder will announce its next generation navigation sonar which has many new features at the upcoming Monaco Boat Show The new models will have longer detection ranges, in-water tracking for improved image stability, and chart overlay of sonar targets. Over the past few years, the FarSounder team has been developing the next generation of its navigation sonars. These improvements include both a complete redesign of the Transducer Module electronics and cutting edge sonar signal


Strategic Marine Wins Tug Deal

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  Western Australian shipbuilder Strategic Marine has broken new ground by winning a contract to build a 23.9m new generation compact tug – the first tugboat signing in the company’s history.   The vessel, which has a 60 ton bollard pull, has been ordered by the Port of Napier – another breakthrough since the Port becomes Strategic Marine’s first New Zealand client. The steel vessel


New Straddle Carriers for MSC Terminal in Antwerp

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Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has gained an order to supply five Kalmar electric straddle carriers for MSC Home Terminal in Antwerp, Belgium. In addition, Kalmar will supply one new generation hybrid straddle carrier to the customer on a rental basis.   The agreement was signed in August 2013 and the new units will be delivered in February 2014. The parties have agreed not to disclose the value of the order. The order has been booked into Cargotec's 2013 third quarter order intake.


Strategic Marine Posts More Firsts

Australian shipbuilder Strategic Marine has broken new ground by winning a contract to build a 23.9m new generation compact tug – the first tugboat signing in the company’s history. The vessel, which has a 60 ton bollard pull, has been ordered by the of – another breakthrough since the Port becomes Strategic Marine’s first client. The steel vessel, which will have a deadweight of 105 tons and a free-running speed of 12 knots, will be powered by a Voith Water Tractor


HOS Buys Boats

Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. exercised its option to purchase the HOS Hotshot, a new 165-ft. fast supply boat that it has been operating under a bareboat charter since it was delivered in April 2003. HOS also entered into a definitive agreement to purchase two 6,000 hp ocean-going tugs that were built in 1983. Hornbeck expects to close the tug acquisitions by the end of June 2004, at which time the vessels will be converted for service in the company's U.S. transportation fleet


HOS Buys Boats

Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. exercised its option to purchase the HOS Hotshot, a new 165-ft. fast supply boat that it has been operating under a bareboat charter since it was delivered in April 2003. HOS also entered into a definitive agreement to purchase two 6,000 hp ocean-going tugs that were built in 1983. Hornbeck expects to close the tug acquisitions by the end of June 2004, at which time the vessels will be converted for service in the company's U.S. transportation fleet


US Navy Orders More RIBs from Willard Marine

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The U.S. Navy has awarded Willard Marine, Inc. a contract for a new generation of 11-meter RIBs for standard ship’s boat operations. To date, eight standard craft with an Open Center Console (OCC) configuration and two OCC LPD-17 class variants have been ordered. This contract specifies Cummins QSB 6.7-liter 380-hp twin engines paired with Hamilton Jet HJ292 waterjets. Each vessel will have aft seating plus removable seating for additional people on the foredeck and all will be


DSME Building 5 Icebreaking LNGCs for Yamal

Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) is building five large Arctic Liquefied Natural Gas Carriers (LNGCs), for which it has LNG ordered membrane containment systems from designer GTT.   These five ARC 7 LNGCs for Yamal Trade are expected to be delivered


Evergreen to Charter 11 Containerships

From left: K.W. Chang, Evergreen Group Vice Group Chairman; Anchor Chang, Chairman of Evergreen Marine Corporation; Raymond Lin, Evergreen Group Vice Group Chairman; Bronson Hsieh, Evergreen Group Second Vice Group Chairman; Toshiyuki Higaki, Chairman of Shoei Kisen Kaisha; Kaoru Iwasa, Senior Managing Executive Officer of Marubeni Corporation; Yukito Higaki, President of Shoei Kisen Kaisha; and Shigefumi Mabuchi, Chairman of Marubeni Corporation Taiwan (Photo: Evergreen)

Evergreen Group signed time charter agreements with Shoei Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (Shoei) to charter a total of 11 18,000 TEU vessels, which include the six units of the same capacity announced by Evergreen Marine Corp. (EMC) and its subsidiary last December


‘Landmark Year’ for RS in 2014

For Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS), 2014 marked the 101st year of its activities. The classification society said 2014 also marked a landmark year, as the construction of the world's first Arctic LNG carrier began to RS class. The new 300-meter-long ship carrying liquefied natural gas


ABB, Solar Impulse Join Forces for Round-the-world Flight

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  ABB, the leading power and automation technology company, is proud to accompany Solar Impulse and its crew on the plane’s flight around the world powered only by energy from the sun. Solar Impulse, based in Switzerland, announced today it will begin its historic flight between


SCI’s New Chapter in Maritime Training

Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) launched an initiative on December 10, 2014 aiming to transform training for America’s inland mariners at its Center for Maritime Education in Paducah, KY.   The day before its 15th Annual River Bell Awards ceremony


SCI’s New Chapter in Maritime Training

The Simulator at the Center for Maritime Education in Paducah, KY.

On December 10, 2014, SCI launched a major initiative to transform training for America’s inland mariners at its Center for Maritime Education in Paducah, KY.   The day before its 15th Annual River Bell Awards ceremony, the Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) pushed the proverbial


Knightsbridge Enters Long Term Capesize Charters

Knightsbridge Shipping Limited (KSL) has entered an agreement with RWE Supply & Trading GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of RWE AG, for chartering out a total of 15 Capesize vessels on long term contracts.   The basis of the transaction is to employ the vessels on index linked contracts


CargoFlexX Bags US Order for 6 Bulk Handling Systems

Netherlands-based cargo handling innovator CargoFlexX BV has secured a contract to deliver six dry bulk handling systems to the Gulf of Mexico.    The dry bulk handling systems will be installed on-board the new SOLAS OSVs under construction for SEACOR Marine LLC’s new building


MacGregor Bags Equipment Contract for 6 AH

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  MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received a major order from Kleven in Norway for six comprehensive deck handling equipment packages. They will be installed on six new-generation Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessels for Maersk Supply Service


Japan Gains Edge in Australia Submarine Deal

 Australia and Japan appear to be inching closer to an agreement on the sale the top-secret technology from Japan to build a fleet of new generation submarines. Size, technology and stealth are proving too great a draw for Canberra.  


Long Beach Advances Congestion Relief Measures

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Harbor Commission approves new steps to improve cargo flow   Taking aim at the bottleneck that has slowed cargo movement through the port recently, the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on Monday approved measures to relieve congestion including a petition of the Federal Maritime


New Generation SSAV Delivered to PACC Offshore

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POSH Xanadu, the first of a new generation of DP3 Semisubmersible Accommodation Vessels (SSAV) for PACC Offshore Services Holdings Limited (POSH), was delivered to Singapore on December 22, 2014, directly embarking on her maiden contract in Brazil with Petrobras for a firm one year charter.


ACP Receives $740 mln in Cost Overrun Claims

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The consortium working on the extensive Panama Canal expansion has submitted two new claims for cost overruns of almost $740 million, the canal administrator said on Friday. A dispute between the canal and the consortium over cost overruns temporarily halted work on the expansion earlier this


LaNaval lays Keel of Ferry Texelstroom

Keel of the ferry Texelstroom laid

  LaNaval Shipyard in Spain has laid the keel of the ferry Texelstroom on the 30th of December, that is building for the dutch company Royal N.V. Texels Eigen Stoomboot Onderneming (TESO), located in the island of Texel, at the north of The Netherlands.


Van Oord Orders 2 Dredgers to Be Built in Spain

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Van Oord has ordered two trailing suction hopper dredgers to be built by Spanish Construcciones Navales del Norte S.L., LaNaval at its yard in Bilbao. Both vessels are scheduled to be delivered in 2017.   According to Van Oord, the order is in line with its innovative investment program and






 
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